MAC - Microfinance Associate Certificate

The Microfinance Associate Certificate (MAC) is designed to provide a practical overview and leverage a deeper understanding of the challenges and processes required to achieve business-readiness for anyone joining the microfinance industry.

Microfinance institutions and services can provide financial assistance and awareness to people from economically less-developed communities. This programme will cover the various models, application, and impact of the microfinance industry, as well as the possible risks and mitigation strategies.

Number of teaching lessons : 5 Courses (15 Lessons) Duration : 15 hours
Level : Language: English
Credit category :

Microfinance providers,

  • Lower induction training costs for junior and middle management staff who will get up to speed on complex structural issues including loan appraisal, loan processing and loan recovery
  • Learn to identify and classify the different types of microfinance models and the advantages/disadvantages of each
  • Understand operational risks, and the roles of different internal functions in mitigating these risks
  • Learn to distinguish the best-practices and growth factors for microfinance operations in different global markets


  • Get familiar with microfinance trends and types of borrowers to ensure your business is prepared to play a major role in scaling them up
  • Learn about the effects that microfinance has on SME growth, healthcare and climate change
  • Recognize the importance of insurance and the microfinance provider corporate governance model
  • Learn to distinguish the best-practices and growth factors for microfinance operations in different global markets

Financial institutions

  • Familiarise yourself and your institution with the challenges faced by microfinance providers and the type of borrowers they work with
  • Get an insight into how lenders advance from microfinance to SME finance
  • Learn to distinguish the best-practices and growth factors for microfinance operations in different global markets
  • Identify the critical role that credit bureaus play, and their benefits, to the microfinance industry in evaluating borrowers

Our final exam consists of a 60-minute examination which is live proctored via the internet. The passing grade is 70% minimum. Upon passing the examination, learners will be issued an accredited certificate for the programme.

Introduction to Microfinance

  • This course is designed to provide an understanding of the role that microfinance plays in properly assisting people from less developed sectors who are unable to access financial services from the mainstream banking sector.

Microfinance Ecosystem and Application

  • Get a practical overview of the global ecosystem involved in financial inclusion.
  • The course also covers the risks involved in microfinancing activities, as well as the trends and current practices in various international markets

Microfinance Technology and Analytics

  • This course is designed to  provide a practical overview of the role of technology and innovation as well as the role of business analytics and predictive modeling in the microfinance industry

Microfinance Risk and Mitigation

  • Learn the role of preventive audit and risk-management practices in mitigating overall risks involved at various processes in the microfinance industry

Microfinance Indicators and Impact

  • Understand the key indicators involved in measuring the expanded global index of the microfinance industry.
  • Identify geographical patterns and statistics on topics such as health and climate change to help gauge demand for microfinance

H P Singh, Chairman & Managing Director of Satin Creditcare Network (SCNL)

HP. Singh’s passion for social engineering has guided SATIN to reach more than 3 million Indian families to make a positive impact on their livelihood. As a result, SATIN is one of the leading micro finance company in India with Asset under Management (AUM) of approx USD $ 890 mn (as on December 31, 2018). Under Mr. Singh’s leadership, SATIN has become a crusader of innovation in the micro finance industry. He is acknowledged for pioneering the unique concept of daily collection of EMIs to make loan repayments flexible and convenient for millions of daily wage earners.

Sangeet Growar, Director, Tomorrow’s Knowledge

Sangeet is Director of Tomorrow’s Knowledge; an organisation working on skill development with a focus on social inclusion and poverty alleviation. She is an Edu-administrator with over 20+ years of experience in the field of educational leadership and management which earned her Best ‘B’ School award in the year 2010. She has 10+ years of experience in training for all levels of professionals and students, for Indian government departments.

Dr A K S Suryavanshi, Chief Mentor, GiET Foundation

Dr Suryavanshi has executed various functional roles in academic landscape like teaching, research and academic administration besides organization building and transforming functional teams into high performance strategic teams. In this pursuit, he has handled responsibilities like vice chancellor, Executive Director, Dean, Research guide, Startups mentors and corporate coach.